2014–15 Plymouth Argyle F.C. season

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Plymouth Argyle
2014–15 season
ChairmanJames Brent
ManagerJohn Sheridan
StadiumHome Park
League Two7th
FA Cup2nd Round
(Knocked out by Sheffield United)
Football League Cup1st Round
(Knocked out by Leyton Orient)
Football League TrophySouthern Area Semi-Final
(Knocked out by Coventry)
Top goalscorerLeague:
Reuben Reid (18)

All:
Reuben Reid (20)
Highest home attendanceLeague: 11,418 vs. Exeter (16th August 2014)
All: 14,175 vs. Wycombe
(9th May 2015)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 5,657 vs. Wycombe (16th September 2014)
All: 2,668 vs. Swindon
(7th October 2014)
Average home league attendance7,412

The 2014–15 season was Plymouth Argyle's 88th in the Football League and ninth in the fourth division of English football.

First team squad[edit]

As of 26 June 2015

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK James Bittner
2 England DF Kelvin Mellor
3 England DF Ben Purrington
4 England MF Lee Cox
5 England DF Curtis Nelson (captain)
6 England MF Oliver Norburn
7 England FW Lewis Alessandra
8 England MF Jason Banton
9 England FW Reuben Reid
10 England FW Marvin Morgan
11 England MF Dominic Blizzard
13 England DF Andy Kellett (on loan from Bolton Wanderers)
13 England DF Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
14 England MF Tyler Harvey
15 England DF Paul Wotton
16 Republic of Ireland DF Carl McHugh
17 England MF Alex Bray (on loan from Swansea)
No. Position Player
17 England MF Bobby Reid (on loan from Bristol City)
18 England FW Matt Lecointe
19 England MF Nathan Thomas
19 Republic of Ireland DF Anthony O'Connor (signed in January from Blackburn Rovers)
20 Northern Ireland DF Tom Flanagan (on loan from MK Dons)
20 Wales DF Gethin Jones (on loan from Everton)
21 England MF Olly Lee (on loan from Birmingham)
22 England FW Deane Smalley
23 England GK Luke McCormick (club-captain)
24 England MF River Allen
25 England DF Aaron Bentley
26 England DF Jamie Richards
27 England MF Drew Talbot (on loan from Chesterfield)
27 England FW Zak Ansah (on loan from Charlton)
28 Republic of Ireland DF Anthony O'Connor (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
28 England FW Ryan Brunt
29 England DF Peter Hartley (vice-captain)

Last updated: 26 June 2015
Source:Green Army 12

Pre-season[edit]

Matches[edit]

Last updated: 29 October 2014
Source:Greens on Screen

League Two[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
5 Southend United (O, P) 46 24 12 10 54 38 +16 84 Qualification for League Two play-offs[a]
6 Stevenage 46 20 12 14 62 54 +8 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 20 11 15 55 37 +18 71
8 Luton Town 46 19 11 16 54 44 +10 68
9 Newport County 46 18 11 17 51 54 −3 65
Updated to match(es) played on 23 May 2015. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League One.

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHA
ResultLWDLWWLLWLWWWDWDWLDWWLLDDLDLWWWWLLWDLDWDLWDLWW
Position221010141081013121486566646655677791010877688779877877777
Source: BBC SPORT
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Last updated:2 May 2015
Source:Greens on Screen

Play-off semi-finals[edit]

Matches[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

The draw for the first round was made on 28 October 2014 at 7pm. Plymouth Argyle were drawn at home to A.F.C. Fylde of the Conference North.

The second round draw took place on Monday 10 November with Plymouth Argyle being drawn an away fixture against either Crewe or Sheffield United. Their replay is due to be played on the Tuesday 18 November.

Matches[edit]

Last updated: 15 November 2014
Source:[1] pafc.co.uk]
Source:[2] pafc.co.uk]

League Cup[edit]

The draw for the first round was made on 17 June 2014 at 10am. Plymouth Argyle were drawn at home to Leyton Orient.[1]

Matches[edit]

Last updated: 1 November 2014
Source:Greens on Screen

Football League Trophy[edit]

Matches[edit]

Last updated: 12 October 2014
Source:Greens on Screen

Appearance / Goals / Disciplinary[edit]

No Nat Pos Name Appearances Sub App Goals Yellow card Red card
1 England GK James Bittner 0 1 0 0 0
2 England RB Kelvin Mellor 42 1 1 3 0
3 England LB Ben Purrington 5 4 0 2 0
4 England CM Lee Cox 25 12 0 3 0
5 England CB Curtis Nelson 49 0 1 4 1
6 England CM Oliver Norburn 10 9 0 2 0
7 England ST Lewis Alessandra 49 2 13 4 0
8 England LM Jason Banton 13 16 1 1 0
9 England ST Reuben Reid 48 1 20 3 0
10 England ST Marvin Morgan 6 13 2 2 0
11 England CM Dominic Blizzard 27 7 1 2 0
13 England LB Tareiq Holmes-Dennis 18 0 1 2 0
13 England LB Andy Kellett 15 0 1 1 0
14 England ST Tyler Harvey 5 12 1 1 0
15 England CB/CM Paul Wotton 0 0 0 0 0
16 Republic of Ireland CB/LB Carl McHugh 49 1 3 7 0
17 Wales RM Alex Bray 0 1 0 1 0
17 England CM Bobby Reid 35 0 2 6 0
18 England ST Matt Lecointe 0 0 0 0 0
19 England LM Nathan Thomas 2 10 1 3 0
19/28 Republic of Ireland CB/CM Anthony O'Connor 45 2 3 11 0
20 Northern Ireland CB Tom Flanagan 4 0 0 1 0
20 Wales RB/CM Gethin Jones 5 2 0 0 0
21 England CM Olly Lee 9 6 2 2 1
22 England ST Deane Smalley 5 13 2 1 0
23 England GK Luke McCormick 53 0 0 0 0
24 England CM River Allen 0 4 0 0 0
25 England CB Aaron Bentley 3 1 0 0 1
26 England CB Jamie Richards 0 0 0 0 0
27 England RB/CM Drew Talbot 9 0 0 0 0
27 England ST Zak Ansah 2 7 2 0 0
28 England ST Ryan Brunt 4 13 3 2 0
29 England CB Peter Hartley 45 1 5 11 0

Last updated: 26 June 2015
Source:Green Army 12

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
4 MF England Lee Cox 23 EU Swindon Town Free transfer Summer 2016 Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
16 DF Republic of Ireland Carl McHugh 21 EU Bradford City Free transfer Summer 2016 Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
22 FW England Deane Smalley 25 EU Oxford United Free transfer Summer 2016 Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
29 DF England Peter Hartley 26 EU Stevenage Free Transfer Summer 2016 Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
2 DF England Kelvin Mellor 23 EU Crewe Alexandra Free transfer Summer 2016 Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
1 DF England James Bittner 32 EU Salisbury City Free transfer Summer 2015 Free BBC Sport
6 MF England Oliver Norburn 21 EU Bristol Rovers Free transfer Summer 2015 Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
28 DF Republic of Ireland Anthony O'Connor 22 EU Blackburn Rovers Transfer Winter 2015 Undisclosed Plymouth Argyle F.C

Out[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
1 GK England Jake Cole 28 EU Woking Released Summer Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
BBC Sport
4 DF England Maxime Blanchard 27 EU Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland Released Summer Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
6 MF Republic of Ireland Conor Hourihane 23 EU Barnsley Transfer Summer Undisclosed Plymouth Argyle F.C
8 MF Benin Romuald Boco 28 EU Chesterfield Released Summer Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
BBC Sport
14 DF England Luke Young 21 EU Torquay United Released Summer Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
BBC Sport
16 DF England Neal Trotman 27 EU Bristol Rovers Released Summer Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
BBC Sport
24 FW England Isaac Vassell 20 EU Truro City Released Summer Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
Truro City F.C
26 DF England Matthew Parsons 22 EU Eastbourne Borough Released Summer Free Plymouth Argyle F.C
19 MF England Nathan Thomas 20 EU Motherwell Scotland Free transfer Winter Free Plymouth Argyle F.C

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable.

Loans in[edit]

Date Name From Until Ref
4 August 2014 Anthony O'Connor Blackburn Rovers January 2015 [2]
1 September 2014 Alex Bray Swansea City 9 September 2014 [3][4]
25 September 2014 Bobby Reid Bristol City 13 November 2014 [5][6][7]
17 October 2014 Andy Kellett Bolton Wanderers 13 December 2014 [8][9]
26 November 2014 Bobby Reid Bristol City 3 January 2015 [10]
9 January 2015 Tom Flanagan Milton Keynes Dons 10 February 2015 [11]
16 January 2015 Olly Lee Birmingham 21 February 2015 [12]
21 January 2015 Bobby Reid Bristol City 30 June 2015 [13]
30 January 2015 Drew Talbot Chesterfield 3 May 2015 [14]
10 February 2015 Tareiq Holmes-Dennis Charlton Athletic 3 May 2015 [15]
25 March 2015 Gethin Jones Everton 30 June 2015 [16]
26 March 2015 Zak Ansah Charlton Athletic 30 June 2015 [17]

Loans out[edit]

Date Name To Until Ref
12 June 2014 Jamie Richards Linfield 20 January 2015 [18]
29 January 2015 Jamie Richards Dartford 30 June 2015 [19][20]
2 February 2015 Marvin Morgan Hartlepool United 30 June 2015 [21]
13 February 2015 River Allen Gosport Borough 14 March 2015 [22]
17 March 2015 River Allen Truro City 30 June 2015 [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's Orient". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Anthony Is A Pilgrim". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Plymouth sign Swansea's Alex Bray on loan". BBC Sport. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Bray's loan cut short by injury". Swansea City A.F.C. 9 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Bobby Dazzler". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 25 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Bobby Extends". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 27 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Au Revoir, Bobby". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 13 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Pilgrims' Andy Addition". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 17 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Andy Can". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 17 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Bobby's Back". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 26 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Pilgrim Tom". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 9 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Olly Lee In". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 16 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Bobby Back For More". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 21 January 2015.
  14. ^ "Drew Love". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 30 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Tareiq a Treat". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 5 February 2015.
  16. ^ "Jones the Loan". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 25 March 2015.
  17. ^ "Shez Finds the Ansah". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 26 March 2015.
  18. ^ "Green to Blues". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  19. ^ "Jamie Makes Dartford Crossing". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 29 January 2015.
  20. ^ "Jamie Extends Stay". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 2 March 2015.
  21. ^ "Fresh Challenge". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 2 February 2015.
  22. ^ "Yellow River". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 13 February 2015.
  23. ^ "Yellow River". BBC Sport. 17 March 2015.